Look. I know Zayn and Louis applied for the same job. And Niall and Liam went to the same Busted concert (presumably when they were like 8 years old when Busted was touring before 1D was formed). Both of those things are neat coincidences.
But they aren’t very significant to any of them, because they’ve mentioned both of those things like one time in interviews over the course 6 years (and it was arguably to try and make the Script concert seem like less of a thing).
You know what’s significant? What Harry himself made significant?
The Script concert. He had to make a public declaration about it…twice!
“This place is incredible to me…I remember coming to quite a few gigs here. I remember I stood right there watching the Script and it turns out, Louis was at the same gig!“ - Manchester, 22 December 2011
“This venue is quite special to me. I’ve been to quite a few gigs here before. And I remember, about 3 years ago, I was stood just about there to watch the Script in here, and it turns out, that Louis was at the same gig!” - Manchester, 23 December 2011
Louis and Zayn have never described their mutual employment pursuits as “incredible” or “quite special.” And neither have Liam and Niall described the Busted concert that way, despite it being literally the same scenario as Louis and Harry attending a Script concert at the same venue on the same day.
So you have to wonder why Harry cares so much, why it’s such a curious thing that they were there, together, on the same night, at the same time, doing the same thing, and they didn’t even know each other.
But then fate twisted, and they did meet, and became so important to each other, that it made the night they missed each other that much more significant.
After reading the Miraculous Ladybug Christmas Special description, it got me thinking about how Marinette will feel having accidentally caused yet another person to be akumatized.
So what if when school starts again and this two other holders appear she just kinda stands down. She’s feeling guilty and insecure and has convinced herself it is best if she lets them handle it so that she can do no more harm.
Alya and Chloe are both of course very sad about Ladybug’s absence but Chat, damn, Chat Noir is going out of his freaking mind. He’s worried sick. He’s angry. He’s trying to figure out what he possibly did to make his lady bail on him like that.
It’s not any better at school. Marinette sits through Alya and Adrien discussing Ladybug’s absence time and time again. Both worried. Both hiding how desperate they are to find the truth. She only further feels like a disappointment to them too.
"I think they don’t need her,“ she whispers one day, looking at her hands like they are suddenly very interesting. Alya and Adrien shut up and stare at her like they can’t believe what she just said. "I- I mean… they are doing fine without her…"
"Dude, how can you say that?” Nino blinks.
"Paris needs Ladybug, Mari,“ Alya says with a frown.
"And they need her,” Adrien adds with a solemn nod.
“What for? They are doing a great job and no ones accidentally getting akumatized. I think they are even better without her."
The silence is thick between the four kids. The bell rings and Marinette takes it as her cue to leave. No one follows. She wishes her friends understood, but they can’t possibly know what that responsibility is like.
By now, Chat Noir is close to desperate. He has ran out of ideas. He knows Ladybug would at least have told him if she was leaving town for a while. She would not bail on him without a word like his mother did. Not his Lady. If she’s in danger or captured by Hawkmoth he has no way to tell. He doesn’t know her civilian identity, not even her phone number.
So he does the only thing he can think of, after the latest akuma has been defeated –butterfly saved in Volpina’s box, waiting to be purified by his Lady– he goes straight to the news anchor and says he has a message. He looks straight at the camera and all he can say is "I’m sorry, bugaboo. Please, come back."
Marinette is watching from home, she’s always watching from home with her heart in her throat praying no one gets hurt. Chat’s message makes her want to scream in frustration. He’s sorry? He’s sorry, after what she did? She doesn’t understand. It makes no sense. He should know better than anyone…
So Ladybug comes out for patrol three days later. Because at least she needs to clear things up with Chat, tell him it’s not his fault. He’s waiting for her in their usual spot. As soon as he sees her his eyes light up and he nearly tackled her with a hug.
"My Lady! I was so-” he chokes a little and Marinette’s heart falls to her feet.
“I’m sorry, Chaton."
"Where have you been? I thought maybe Hawkmoth-”
“No, silly kitty, I’m fine,” she says stepping out of his hold. “I just- There was something I had to deal with."
He looks at her with that cat-like curiosity, tilts his head waiting for further explanation that never comes. Then a smile breaks through his frown as he holds her hand.
"Come! You need to meet the rest of the team! They will be so happy to see you!"
"Yeah… heard you’ve been doing a very good job together,” she mumbles.
Chat stops in his tracks and gives her one meaningful look.
"My lady, there is no one in the world that could pawsibly take your place.“
The smile he gets in return is still a little watery, still a bit shaky just like in their first adventure. But it’s a smile from his Ladybug and for the first time in weeks Adrien can breathe again.
one of my only real issues with studyblr is that it just ?? makes me want to study everything ?? like i’ll see a law student and be like,, damn I wanna learn law now !! or i’ll see a medicine student and decide I want to learn medicine or see a physics student and decide I want to be a physicist and I just ??? want to learn everything ever ??
So, this is entirely @kazliin and their beautiful fanfiction’s fault, specifically the part where they used a song from Notre Dame De Paris for Viktor’s free skate. If Viktor is the singers, that would make Yuuri the object of Viktor’s desire, which means Esmeralda, and there you have it.